Great questions and comments on the 23T. We really designed the 23T to fit into the mid-market outdoor hotspot the Cambium e510 did very well in the last three years. The e510 surprised a lot of people with its great mix of cost/performance. The 23T is showing a similar higher performance-to-price ratio.
Always keep a close eye on the use case. Here’s a few items to note on the 2T0:
2T0 has a 2.5GbE uplink so it can deliver over 1Gbps of aggregate throughput
2T0 has a PoE-out port to pair it with a Subscriber Module or to power an Ethernet/IP/PoE device
2T0 supports 256 connected and 256 active clients
2T0 antenna has a low loss, high efficiency design that does give a few dB more rate-at-range than 23T
max EIRP for the XV2-2T0 will be a bit higher than the XV2-23T and the overall omnidirectional coverage will be a bit more consistent. Both are great values and both will perform well overall. The key difference is the PoE out capability and the 2.5GbE wired main port on the XV2-2T0 vs. XV2-23T.
@jim , Regarding the EIRP, the datasheet specifies EIRP in 5 GHz is the same, but 2.4 GHz is actually better on the 23T. I thought these specifications were averaged / representative of omni performance. I appreciate you pointing out that the 2T0 has more consistent coverage; that is a little hard to compare on the datasheet since the charts use different scales.
Hi Chris. The EIRP numbers we list are peak somewhere in the band and as you say the actual value at 2.4G we show 1dB higher on the XV2-23T vs. XV2-2T0. You are right there is not an easy way to “see” that the average omni-directional performance of the XV2-2T0 is more consistent than the XV2-23T but just based on the size and separation of the antenna elements on the XV2-2T0 you basically see this when we measure the 3D pattern vs. XV2-23T. Both are great AP’s and both have the right fit based on the application. I put a compare of the azimuth 5GHz average pattern 2D cut so you can see the antenna pattern in the horizontal plane for reference.